Look how far we’ve come

Currently sat on my laptop in a  lodge at Center Parcs in Cumbria with a sleeping Sqk upstairs and a yawning DH behind me on sofa. Almost a year since we took Sqk on his first holiday – also to Center Parcs (Sherwood Forest that time). Not had any swans visiting us this time but still had a great 3 days.

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Reasons to be Cheerful

I know I know – other than Instagram posts I haven’t updated in ages (last post in November to be precise). Blame work then Christmas then work – second half of semester 1 is always busier and I came back on 5th January straight into exams – then a week in Tenerife then back to semester 2 and marking. However getting some semblance of normality back and Sqk is settled again after the aggro of changing childminder and Christmas. I am finding it interesting this semester balancing work and life – it is my 14 hours a week in the lab + 1 hr seminar semester so busy. Once you add in new PhD student (which a reason to be cheerful in itself – helps on promotion quest), research project kicking into high gear, 4 final year project students and two PGT students – well you can see why I wonder where my week goes – along with meetings galore (I do no have a Wednesday afternoon free to late March).

However, enough of work – on the other side of life Sqk is doing well although seemingly settled at nursery given he is pushing boundaries now – and apparently being defiant (getting ‘no’ lots end of this week). He is doing really well with new childminder who is working with us and hopefully helping us get there on toilet training. He did really well on our week away in Tenerife.

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Instagram: Images January 2015

One dice taken Jan 01, 2015 @ 22:33
One dice #snaphappybritmums
Smoke breathing dragon…Sqk loves this gift of a few years back. Requested it to breath smoke earlier taken Jan 01, 2015 @ 22:36
Smoke breathing dragon...Sqk loves this gift of a few years back. Requested it to breath smoke earlier #adoption
Nature Wonderful views around home. taken Jan 02, 2015 @ 17:10
Nature #snaphappybritmums Wonderful views around home.
Colourful. #snaphappybritmums. Sqk playing on iPad while waiting for food. taken Jan 03, 2015 @ 13:09
Colourful. #snaphappybritmums. Sqk playing on iPad while waiting for food.
Me #snaphappybritmums. Adopter so not my face…nice view of pyjamas… taken Jan 04, 2015 @ 19:38
Me #snaphappybritmums. Adopter so not my face...nice view of pyjamas...

8am #snaphappybritmums. Back in work in new office… taken Jan 05, 2015 @ 08:41
8am #snaphappybritmums. Back in work in new office...
Snow 2 years ago #snaphappybritmums. taken Jan 07, 2015 @ 16:06
Snow 2 years ago #snaphappybritmums.
Looking down #snaphappybritmums. Sat in home office working today. taken Jan 07, 2015 @ 16:08
Looking down #snaphappybritmums. Sat in home office working today.
What I am reading #snaphappybritmums. You can tell I am at work – scholarship & research… taken Jan 08, 2015 @ 15:06
What I am reading #snaphappybritmums. You can tell I am at work - scholarship & research...
View from my new office not as nice as old one, but office much nicer. taken Jan 08, 2015 @ 15:08
View from my new office not as nice as old one, but office much nicer.
Gorgeous sun earlier in day before wind & rain started #snaphappybritmums. taken Jan 09, 2015 @ 19:09
Gorgeous sun earlier in day before wind & rain started #snaphappybritmums.
My current view. A curious Sqk on plane to Tenerife taken Jan 10, 2015 @ 09:26
My current view. A curious Sqk on plane to Tenerife #adoption
Current view put office windows. Think I might head home soon…. taken Jan 28, 2015 @ 15:07
Current view put office windows. Think I might head home soon....
Home. Front garden under scatter but roads all clear. Traffic bad in opposite way to my travel…. taken Jan 28, 2015 @ 16:36
Home. Front garden under scatter but roads all clear. Traffic bad in opposite way to my travel....
It’s snowing again. Made it to work by train….having dropped Sqk at childminders. DH took 80 mind to drive to work including walk at end as traffic too bad… taken Jan 29, 2015 @ 09:54
It's snowing again. Made it to work by train....having dropped Sqk at childminders. DH took 80 mind to drive to work including walk at end as traffic too bad...
Fun in the sun with all our trains…. taken Jan 30, 2015 @ 10:44
Fun in the sun with all our trains....
Sqk enjoyed himself lots. Now diving back home as DH got works do this evening…. taken Jan 31, 2015 @ 14:36
Sqk enjoyed himself lots. Now diving back home as DH got works do this evening....

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